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Kidsafe Australia

Kidsafe Australia

Kidsafe Australia was established in 1979. We are an independent, charitable organisation dedicated to the prevention of unintentional death and serious injury to children aged 0 – 15 years.

Since Kidsafe’s establishment, the number of children in Australia killed by unintentional injury has more than halved; from over 750 deaths in 1979 to only 150 deaths each year now.

To date, a great deal has been achieved in preventing unintentional deaths and serious injuries to children – however, injury is still the leading cause of death in Australian children aged one to fourteen years, accounting for nearly half of all deaths in this age group.

Kidsafe and the community must continue their efforts to save the lives of Australian children through collaboration with others to provide injury prevention programs, legislation and standards change, media campaigns and educational resources.



Parents and carers urged to ensure water safety is kept front of mind following a spike in drownings across the state

With warm weather forecast for this weekend and many families planning trips for the end of the school holidays, Kidsafe Victoria has urged parents and carers to remain vigilant around all bodies of water, in a bid to reduce the… Continue Reading >

Is there such a thing as a toddler ‘proof’ home?

It’s happening – your bub is becoming a toddler. You will have noticed many changes as they’ve grown over the past year, and there are many more exciting milestones to come! At the toddler stage, your little one will become… Continue Reading >

You never imagine that you will be ‘The One’…. but what if you were?

We all have hopes and dreams for our children. We hope that they will make friends, fall in love, be successful and build a life of their own, but most of all, we hope that they will be healthy and… Continue Reading >

Winter Safety Heading Into Spring at Home

Our homes are often places that we feel safe and secure, however, did you know that they are the most common location where childhood injuries occur? As we all try to keep warm through the last of the long, cold… Continue Reading >

Kidsafe Victoria warns hot water burns like fire

Every week, over 19 children are treated at a specialist burns unit across Australia and New Zealand Kidsafe, in partnership with the Australian & New Zealand Burn Association (ANZBA), is urging parents and carers to be extra vigilant this winter… Continue Reading >

Safe Barriers Save Lives

Homeowners urged to check their pool and spa barriers as toddler drowning rates spike to a 4 year high   Kidsafe today launched their annual ‘Safe Barriers Save Lives’ campaign, calling on all homeowners to ‘help save a life’ by… Continue Reading >

Protect your family this National Burns Awareness Month

Every week, 17 children are treated at a specialist burns unit across Australia and New Zealand Kidsafe Australia is urging parents and carers to take action to prevent burns in the home as winter hits and ensure they are aware… Continue Reading >

Kidsafe Victoria warns parents about the devastating injuries caused by falls from nursery furniture

Kidsafe Victoria has issued a warning to parents and carers about the potential for serious injuries as a result of falls from nursery furniture and equipment. The warning comes as data from the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit (VISU) shows that… Continue Reading >

Keeping Children Safe on Australian Roads

NeuRA and Kidsafe Australia release updated National Child Restraint Guidelines   Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and Kidsafe Australia today launched the Best Practice Guidelines for the Safe Restraint of Children Travelling in Motor Vehicles, which aims to keep children up… Continue Reading >

Driveway and Pedestrian Danger Heading into the New School Year

With families across the state preparing for a return to school after the summer holiday break, Kidsafe Victoria is urging all road users to take extra care in a bid to reduce the risk of childhood injury. The home driveway,… Continue Reading >

Homeowners Urged to Register and Check Pool Barriers to Save Lives

With summer approaching and families eagerly anticipating a return to backyard pool parties and gatherings after recent restrictions, Kidsafe has urged homeowners to ensure their backyard swimming pools are safe and comply with the regulations, to prevent toddler drownings. The… Continue Reading >

Child supervision warning after five toddler drownings in two months

Water safety authorities including Life Saving Victoria (LSV) and Kidsafe Victoria are calling for active supervision of children at pools, beaches and inland waterways following five toddler drowning deaths in Victoria in two months. Most recently, a two-year-old drowned after falling off a pier… Continue Reading >

Victorian Children Invited to Get Creative to ‘Reduce Harm on the Farm’

Kidsafe Victoria has launched their ‘Farm Safety Creative Competition’, a new program designed to engage Victorian primary school aged students in learning about potential injury hazards that exist in farm environments, in a fun and interactive way. As part of… Continue Reading >

Alarm at Spike in Children’s Deaths

Since 1st August, 8 children have died across metropolitan and regional Victoria. Kidsafe Victoria and The Royal Children’s Hospital are urging parents and carers to set up safe play areas and actively supervise children, in response to an alarming spike… Continue Reading >

Keeping our Little Farmers Safe

Whether it be country kids who live there or kids from the big smoke who are lucky enough to visit during the holidays, farms provide a great environment for children to live, learn, play and explore. With plenty of wide… Continue Reading >

Parents Warned not to Use Face Coverings for Children Under 2 Years of Age

Kidsafe Victoria and the Monash Children’s Hospital have issued a warning to parents and carers about the dangers of using face masks or coverings, particularly for children under 2 years of age. The warning comes after the introduction of ​requirements… Continue Reading >

Preventing Burns and Scalds this National Burns Awareness Month

Nearly twenty-five years ago in the small coastal town of Port Fairy, eight-year-old Shennel was happily playing in her room when a candle that was on her dressing table caused her t-shirt to catch fire. Scared and panicked, she ran… Continue Reading >

Break Out a Sweat Safely at Home

Are you a gym junkie suffering withdrawal symptoms or a casual exerciser that has jumped on the home fitness bandwagon? In the wake of gyms and sporting facilities being forced to close due to COVID-19 restrictions, shelves in retail stores… Continue Reading >

Parents Warned About Home Gym Injury Risk for Children

2 Victorian Children Treated in Hospital Every Week Due to Injuries Involving Exercise Equipment With reports of retail stores across the country selling out of fitness equipment and many people turning to home workout solutions in the wake of gym… Continue Reading >

How to keep your little ones ‘Kidsafe’ at home

Did you know that the home is the most common location where children are injured? If you were asked to name the place where the majority of childhood injuries occur, what would your response be? You might have thought about… Continue Reading >



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